FOX’s 24 Gets Japanese Series Remake

FOX’s 24 Gets Japanese Series Remake

TV Asahi is developing a remake of the 20th Century Fox series 24 with a release date set for 2020, Kotaku confirmed. The network apparently negotiated with Fox for almost two years.

24 Japan will be a remake of the first season of the original series, but will be adapted to fit its new setting to reflect the culture of the country. The plot of the remake will center on terrorists targeting Japan’s first female prime minister.

The original 24 had 24 episodes per season (sometimes aired in blocks of over an hour), each representing an hour in the life of Jack Bauer. It won the Outstanding Drama Series award at the Primetime Emmy Awards 2006. After its eighth season, the show broke Impossible mission to become the longest-running American spy and counterterrorism-themed television drama in history.

24: Legacy, the spin-off series starring Corey Hawkins, Miranda Otto and Anna Diop, was canceled by Fox in 2017. The network announced last August that it would develop two spin-off shows, one of them working as a prequel focusing on the origin story of Kiefer Sutherland’s character, Jack Bauer. The second will be a legal thriller that will take place within 24 hours of the execution of a prisoner.

Marie A. Evans